Slip and Fall: Escalators
When someone owns or leases property, it is their responsibility to regularly check that property for any unsafe conditions. Anything that could potentially harm others needs to be fixed or replaced, with a visible warning of the danger(s) posted in the meantime. This is no different when it comes to escalators not working properly or hazardous conditions in walkways. Both elevators and escalators must live up to high standards because they are created to safely carry passengers. When property owners fail to live up to these standards, a slip and fall may result.
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Faulty escalators, elevators, and walkways have resulted in:
According to a recent study, there are approximately 700,000 elevators and 35,000 escalators in use today. A one-year study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that there were over 17,000 escalator and elevator accidents in that one year alone that required hospitalization. Escalators were the cause of 7,300 of these accidents while 9,800 of these accidents were the result of faulty elevators. Additionally, the CPSC reported that 75% of these accidents occurred when victims slipped and fell, with 20% of the falls occurring from feet, hands, or shoes getting stuck in faulty equipment.
Often, individuals take the convenience that escalators and elevators provide for granted, and sometimes forget the hazards that they face in the event of a design defect, malfunction, or lack of proper maintenance.
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